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Physical Activities in Child Development

What Is The Importance Of Physical Activities In Child Development?

Physical activity benefits your child’s health in more ways than one, including their mental well-being. The future health of your child will improve. Even starting certain physical exercises young preserves health over the long term. Physical activity is without a doubt important for a child’s growth. Here are a few advantages of physical education for a child’s development.

  1. Improvement Of Physical Skills

Younger children benefit from physical exercise during playtime by developing their physical skills. These are essential for teaching them the fundamental motions they will use in everyday life. Basic tasks like feeding oneself, tying one’s shoes, and even writing can be accomplished considerably more quickly as a child’s motor abilities grow.

  1. Physical Development

Like food, exercise is an essential component of a child’s physical development. Exercise serves as a stimuli for the body to respond to, helping your child develop stronger muscles and bones. Healthy bone mass and density should be developed from a young age. Since, this will lower the chance of later in life having bone-related disorders like osteoporosis.

  1. Improved Posture

Children frequently slouch, and exercise can help reverse this bad trend by enhancing a child’s posture by building core and spinal strength. A child’s spine is protected against deformation caused by excessive slouching when they have good posture. It also lowers their risk of developing body pains from poor posture.

  1. Weight Control

Physical activity burns calories more effectively than anything else, making it a must for weight management. While most parents want their kids by letting them eat as much as they like. It should be noted that childhood obesity carries a significant chance of continuing into adulthood.

  1. Improved Stamina

Exercise helps build physical strength, and having physical strength offers several advantages for a developing child. This includes the ability to walk farther distances without becoming exhausted and the strength to carry out daily duties. Additionally, exercise encourages stability and flexibility.

  1. Enhanced Mental State

Exercise may first seem like a torturous task to some kids. But, once they get into the swing of things, it may actually be a cathartic experience. The production of feel-good chemicals during exercise also helps to improve moods and relieve tension and anxiety. Nothing brings joy to a parent’s heart like seeing their joyful child!

  1. Growth Of The Thought

Exercise benefits cognitive growth as much as physical fitness! The hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of the brain are stimulated to multiply and make new connections during exercise. This leads to greater concentration and memory, which are qualities that will unquestionably meet the scholastic needs of a school-going child!

  1. Aids In Cardio-Vascular Health

Parents may find children with excess weight to be endearing, but there are health risks associated with it. Obesity in childhood increases a child’s chance of metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular problems. If they are trained physically at an early stage there will be no worries later.

Dr. Dhaval Gandhi
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Dr. Dhaval Gandhi

Consultant Neonatologist
Sneh Children’s hospital and ICU